Definition of fabric
2 : an act of constructing : erection; specifically : the construction and maintenance of a church building
4a : cloth 1ab : a material that resembles cloth
5 : the appearance or pattern produced by the shapes and arrangement of the crystal grains in a rock
Examples of fabric in a Sentence
The curtains are made of expensive fabric.
scarves made of woven fabrics
the fabric of the community
Recent Examples of fabric from the Web
The 6-foot-tall flags turn the town of a little more than 11,000 into a dizzying maze of patriotic fabric.
Pile on ice: Gather fabric into center of rack and cover it with ice cubes.
Our biggest challenge was wrapping the fabric around the shoulders so that Shiz could maintain her mobility during the swim.
To replicate the color of the damask wall covering, the restoration team had to find an unfaded fragment of fabric in the opera’s archives, said Pierre-Antoine Gatier, the city architect in charge of the renovation.
The fabric upholstery has contrasting stitching and looks durable and contemporary.
But of course these fears have been a part of the fabric of American culture long before president Trump stepped into the White House, and well before North Korea even had a nuclear program.
She was known within the quilters' network not just for her technical skill, Mazloomi said, but for her use of antique buttons and personal fabrics.
His scrubs today are accessorized with a turquoise G-Shock and a raffish surgeon’s cap made from fabric printed with Van Gogh’s The Starry Night.
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Origin and Etymology of fabric
Middle French fabrique, from Latin fabrica workshop, structure
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
FABRIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fabric for English Language Learners
: woven or knitted material
: the basic structure of something
FABRIC Defined for Kids
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